Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Unfriendly One

About a week and a half ago, Andres Villas-Boas announced to the world that Jose Mourinho is no longer his avb and mourinhofriend. “We had a great personal and professional relationship before. We don’t have that now,” Villas-Boas said in a press conference before Spurs’ 1-1 draw with Chelsea. “I don’t lose any sleep.”

Villas-Boas scouted for Mourinho at Porto, Inter and Chelsea,  but he wanted to participate in training sessions and contribute to game-day meetings. Mourinho saw AVB for the dangerously ambitious football nerd he was, rejected his requests, and lost a friend.  Or so the story goes.

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